9"x12" intaglio print

There's something I really enjoy about the tactility of the printmaking process. Especially the process of making intaglio prints -- filing and smoothing out the plates, rolling the rich amber hard ground onto a clean, heated surface, rocking the plates in alternating baths of acid and water, mixing up  the glossy, oily inks and moving them around the plate with your hands so that the pigment sits in the crevices just right......
It's sexy.

Of course, when you don't know what you're doing and you're running around like a headless chicken with incredibly sore arms and crossed fingers, it's not quite like that. Ha!

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